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 1948 SWDFL SEASON RESULTS 

SWDFL Round 1 - Sunday  May 2, 1948 at Griffith Showground
Griffith ...... 7.14 (56)
Whitton .... 6.13 (49)

Goals: Griffith: Clive Lane 3, Frank Wood, Jack Taylor, Geoff Willis, Brian Higgins
Whitton: Norm Thompson 4, Jack Thompson 2
Best players: Griffith: Eric Geddes, Fred Clarke, Clive Lane, Jack Taylor, Geoff Willis, Fred Savage
Umpire: Arthur Harding (Leeton)

Other matches - Leeton 22.19 (151) def Coolamon 6.7 (43), Narrandera 97 def Matong 30.

Reserves LDFL R1 (Sat): Griffith 11.7 (73) d Narrandera 8.8 (56)

SWDFL Round 2 - Sunday May 9, 1948 at Matong Sportsground
Matong ....  7.5 (47)
Griffith .....  5.6 (36)

Best players: Griffith: Eric Geddes, Geoff Willis, Bernell Parslow, Terry Wood, Jack Taylor

Other matches - Coolamon 6.11 (47) def by Narrandera 7.17 (59), Whitton 9.11 (59) def Leeton 5.9 (39). 
Reserves LDFL R2 (Sat): Leeton 2.5 (17) def by Griffith 9.9 (63)

SWDFL Round 3 - Sunday May 16, 1948 at Griffith Showground
Griffith ........... 9.15 (69)
Coolamon ..... 9.5 (59)

Goals: Griffith: Fred Clarke 3, Jack Taylor 2, Geoff Willis, Brian Higgins, Terry Wood, Leo Charles
Coolamon: Frank Williamson 2, Jack English 2, Tom Bush 2, Keith Crocker, Mick Curtis, John Butler
Best players: Griffith: Geoff Willis, Fred Clarke, Jack Shrives, Eric Geddes, V Carroll 
Coolamon: Dudley Smith, English Bros., Frank Williamson, Bernie Bartholomew

Other matches - Leeton 5.7 (37) def by Narrandera 5.9 (39), Whitton 5.20 (50) def Matong 0.4 (4).
Reserves LDFL R3 (Sat): Griffith 5.7 (37) lost to Yanco 5.11 (41)

SWDFL Round 4 - Sunday May 23, 1948 at Narrandera Sportsground
Narrandera  .... 1.7 .. 3.10 .. 6.13 .. 11.15 (81)
Griffith .............. 0.4 .. 1.7 .. 3.13 .. 4.15 (39)

Goals: Narrandera: Henry 'Blue' Turner 3, Clive Smith 2, Bob Dryburgh 2, Kevin Anderson, Ted Hardie, Bruce McLay, Frank English
Griffith: Fred Clarke 2, Frank Wood, Brian Higgins
Best players: Narrandera: Bob Dryburgh, Clive Smith, Bruce McLay
Griffith: Geoff Willis, Fred Clarke, Noel Tyndall, Jack Shrives

Other matches - Coolamon 9.8 (62) def Whitton 13.17 (95), Matong 4.6 (30) def by Leeton 22.18 (150).
Reserves LDFL R4 (Sat): Darlington Point 7.10 (52) d Griffith 2.9 (21)

SWDFL Round 5 - Sunday May 30, 1948 at Griffith Showground
Griffith .... 2.2 .. 4.7 .. 5.11.. 8.15 (63)
Leeton .... 2.6 .. 5.9 .. 8.13 .. 13.17 (95)

Goals: Griffith: Jack Shrives 2, Geoff Willis 2, Brian Higgins 2, Frank Wood, Vic Carroll
Leeton: Les Main 6, Frank O'Connell 2, Paddy O'Connell 2, Roy Pinchbeck, Morrie Harrison, Cliff Brown
Best players: Griffith: Terry Wood, Geoff Willis, Fred Clarke, Eric Geddes, Vic Carroll
Leeton: Eddie Luhrs, Ossie Grose, Les Main, Paddy O'Connell, Roy Pinchbeck
Griffith: Geoff Willis (c-c), Jack Taylor, Fred Clarke, Vic Carroll, Keith Thompson, Jack Shrives, Bill Jones, Terry Wood, Frank Wood, Eric Geddes, Fred Savage, Jack Collins, Les Collis, Leo Charles, Kevin Tyndall, Noel Tyndall, Jack Kloot*, Brian Higgins, John Smith, John Norton*
Umpire: White

Other matches - Matong def by Coolamon, Whitton 4.11 (35) def by Narrandera 5.11 (41).
Match report: A feature of this game was the clean manner in which it was played. Hard and rugged at all times, there was never a semblance of unfairness from any one player of either side. The players of both teams are to be commended on this feature, as the umpiring of Umpire White left to be desired. His display was much below the standard, required in football played under the auspices of the S.W.D.F.L. Geoff Willis gave an outstanding display for Griffith, both as player and captain. His strongest support came from Terry Wood, Vic Carroll, Fred Clarke, Jack Taylor and Jack Shrives. For Leeton Les Main gave a great display, while Jack Crouch again demonstrated all the wares of the complete footballer. Brilliant in the air and in his groundwork, while his clearances were a joy to watch. Eddie Luhrs gave another of his great exhibitions. Marking brilliantly and clearing with long kicks. Jack Curtis was at his best and constantly, put his side on the attack. Morrie Harrison played his best game since coming to Leeton. Paddy O'Connell was out of his usual position as rover, replacing Ron Luhrs at centre, but again showed us great football. Ossie Grose was great, especially in the vital last quarter. 
Reserves LDFL R5 (Sat): Griffith 3.5 (23) def Whitton 3.4 (22)

SWDFL Round 6 - Sunday June 6, 1948 at Whitton Recreation Ground
Whitton .... 9.6 (60)
Griffith ..... 2.7 (19)

Goals: Whitton: Lew Thompson 6, Jack Thompson 2, John Weaven 
Griffith: Fred Clarke, Jack Kloot
Best players: Whitton: George Brain, John Weaven, Jim McCallum, Lew and Jack Thompson
Griffith: Bernell Parslow, Brian Higgins, Jack Taylor, Leo Charles, Bill Jones
Griffith: Geoff Willis (c-c), Jack Taylor, Fred Clarke, Vic Carroll, Keith Thompson, Jack Shrives, Bill Jones, Terry Wood, Eric Geddes, Ben Clarke, Clive Lane, Brian Higgins, Noel Tyndall, Fred Savage, Bernell Parslow, Jack Kloot, Leo Charles, Charlie Wales*, John Smith, Jack Collins, John Norton, Les Collis

Other matches - Coolamon 6.11 (47) def by Leeton 14.11 (95), Matong 2.4 (16) def by Narrandera 8.10 (58).
Reserves LDFL R6 (Sat): Griffith, bye. 

SWDFL Round 7 - Sunday June 13, 1948 at Griffith Showground
Griffith ..... 11.14 (80)
Matong ..... 10.7 (67)

Goals: Griffith: Brian Higgins 2, Keith Thompson 2, Fred Clarke 2, Jack Kloot 2, Vic Carroll, Jack Shrives, Clive Lane
Best players: Griffith: Eric Geddes, Jack Taylor, Geoff Willis, Fred Clarke, Jack Kloot, Fred Savage
Griffith: Geoff Willis (c-c), Jack Taylor, Fred Clarke, Vic Carroll, Keith Thompson, Jack Shrives, Bill Jones, Frank Wood, Terry Wood, Eric Geddes, Ben Clarke, Clive Lane, Brian Higgins, Noel Tyndall, Fred Savage, Bernell Parslow, Jack Kloot, Leo Charles, Charlie Wales, John Smith 

Other matches - Leeton 6.7 (43) def by Whitton 6.12 (48), Narrandera 6.8 (44) def Coolamon 5.10 (40).
Reserves LDFL R7 (Sat): Griffith 3.12 (36) def by Grong Grong 9.8 (62)

SWDFL Round 8 - Sunday June 20, 1948 at Kindra Park
Coolamon ....  8.7 (55)
Griffith ........... 9.9 (63)

Goals: Coolamon: Hector Eyles 4, Keith Crocker, Les Gould, Ken Armstrong, John Skates
Griffith: Fred Clarke 3, Jim Parker 3, Jack Kloot, Jack Taylor, Brian Higgins
Best players: Coolamon: Frank Williamson, Dudley Smith, Les Gould, Keith Crocker, Vince English
Griffith: Brian Higgins, Keith Thompson, Fred Clarke, Leo Charles, Jim Parker
Griffith: Geoff Willis (c-c), Jack Taylor, Fred Clarke, Vic Carroll, Keith Thompson, Jack Shrives, Bill Jones, Terry Wood, Kevin Tyndall, Eric Geddes, Clive Lane, Brian Higgins, Martin Graham, Fred Savage, Bernell Parslow, Jim Parker, Jack Kloot, Leo Charles; Noel Tyndall, Jack Collins

Other matches - Matong 4.4 (28) def by Whitton 9.11 (65), Narrandera 10.10 (70) def Leeton 9.12 (66).
Reserves LDFL R8 (Sat): Narrandera 12.16 (88) def Griffith 2.3 (15)

SWDFL Round 9 - Sunday June 27, 1948 at Griffith Showground
Griffith ............. 8.22 (70)
Narrandera .... 11.9 (75)

Goals: Griffith: Brian Higgins 2, Clive Lane, Terry Wood, Jack Kloot, Jack Shrives
Best players: Griffith: Keith Thompson, Terry Wood, Fred Clarke, Jack Kloot, Leo Charles
Griffith: Geoff Willis (c-c), Jack Taylor, Fred Clarke, Vic Carroll, Keith Thompson, Jack Shrives, Bill Jones, Terry Wood, Kevin Tyndall, Eric Geddes, Clive Lane, Brian Higgins, Martin Graham, Fred Savage, Bernell Parslow, Jim Parker, Jack Kloot, Leo Charles; Noel Tyndall, Jack Collins

Other matches - Leeton 8.10 (58) def Matong 8.7 (55), Whitton 11.16 (84) def Coolamon 3.10 (28). 
Reserves LDFL R9 (Sat): Griffith 0.13 (73) d Leeton 1.4 (10)

SWDFL Round 10 - Sunday July 4, 1948 at Leeton Showground
Leeton ....... 3.8 .. 4.10 .. 9.17 .. 10.18 (78)
Griffith ...... 2.4 .. 8.12 .. 11.12 .. 13.17 (95)

Goals: Griffith: Fred Clarke 5, Brian Higgins 5, Clive Lane 3
Best players: Griffith: Fred Clarke, Jack Kloot, Brian Higgins, Keith Thompson, Jim Parker, Ted Feltwell
Leeton: Les Main (c-c), Paddy O'Connell, Maurie Harrison, Eddie Luhrs, Ken Guest, Neil St Clair, Keith Luhrs, Jack Crouch, A Bentham, Arch Lawson, Don Drew, Des Lynch, Stan Thompson, Cliff Brown, A Dunn, Frank O'Connell, Roy Pinchbeck, Jack Breed; Ron Luhrs, A Cowan
Griffith: Geoff Willis (c-c), Jack Taylor, Fred Clarke, Vic Carroll, Keith Thompson, Jack Shrives, Brian Higgins, Terry Wood, Jim Parker, Jack Kloot, Bill Jones, Eric Geddes, Ted Feltwell*, Leo Charles, Martin Graham, Kevin Tyndall, Clive Lane, Bernell Parslow; Jack Collins, Noel Tyndall
Umpire: Arthur Harding (Leeton)

Other matches - Coolamon def by Matong, Narrandera 8.6 (54) def Whitton 7.8 (50).
Reserves LDFA R10 (Sat): Yanco 10.9 (69) d Griffith 8.8 (56)

Reserves LDFL (Kinlock Cup) Round 11 - Saturday July 10, 1948 at Griffith Showground
Griffith 10.10 (70) def Darlington Point 4.12 (36)

Exhibition Match - Sunday July 11, 1948 at Leeton Showground
Wests ... 5.4 .. 10.5 .. 12.10 .. 15.11 (101)
Easts .... 3.3 .. 4.6 .. 4.8 .. 8.12 (60)

Goals: Wests: L Main 4, P O'Connell 3, B Higgins, F Clarke, J Kloot, J Breed, J Thompson
Easts: D Mattingly 3, V O'Connor 2, B McLay, G Jones, N Hinchcliffe
Match report: On Sunday last an attendance numbering over 900 enjoyed an exhibition game of Australian Rules football when a team selected from the West (Leeton, Whitton and Griffith) defeated a combination from the East (Narrandera, Matong and Coolamon) 15 goals 11 behinds — 101 pts to to 8 goals 12 behinds — 60 points.
The game was staged by the S.W.DF.L. for the purpose of raising funds to assist financially some of the weaker clubs in the competition.
Wests: Les Main (capt.), Jack Crouch, Des Lynch, Cliff Brown, J Breed, Paddy O'Connell (Leeton), Fred Aliendi, Bill Painting, Ted Thompson, Jack Tucker, Jack Thompson, Jim McCallum, Doug Thompson (Whitton), Jack Kloot, Terry Wood, Geoff Willis, Eric Geddes, Fred Clarke, Brian Higgins (Griffith). 
Easts: Frank Williamson, Albert Williamson, Dudley Smith, Mervn Iverach, John Skates, Frank English (Coolamon), Merv Peiper, Bernie Curtis, Vic Woolnough (capt.), Dudley Mattingly, Ken Johnston, Dudley McPherson, Gordon Jones, Vic O'Connor (Matong), Bob Dryburgh, Jim Durnan, Col Reynolds, Neville Hinchcliffe, Bruce McLay (Narrandera). Umpire: Bert Roberts (Leeton).  
A running commentary of the game was given by Mr. Neil Jones through the loudspeaker, in his usual capable manner.
The strength of the West team pivoted on Geoff Willis (Griffith coach), playing in the centre. Playing clean, classy football, his stab kick always picked out a colleague. With two other coaches (Les Main, Leeton, and Jim McCallum, Whitton) in the team, they were a tower of strength in themselves, all playing correct football, that was an exhibition in itself. Neither of these three, however, outshone the team's rover, Paddy O'Connell, who was among the best players on the ground. Right through the team there was a star player in every position, including Jack Thompson, who played in the N.S.W. team recently was prominent in the ruck.
East team, although not quite the match for West, were nevertheless also a side of star footballers, captained by that outstanding full back, Vic Woolnough. This team also included a N.S.W. rep., in Bob Dryburgh, who unfortunately had to be carried off in the last quarter with a sprained ankle. He was the outstanding player in the East team, with Dud Mattingley doing excellent work in the forwards. Other prominent players in East team were Bert Williamson, Neville Hinchcliffe, Dudley Smith and Bruce McLay.
 
SWDFL Round 11 - Sunday July 18, 1948 at Whitton Recreation Ground
Whitton ..... 9.12 (66)
Griffith ...... 9.16 (70)

Goals: Griffith: Jack Shrives 3, Jack Kloot 2, Brian Higgins, Jim Parker, Terry Wood, Ted Feltwell
Best players: Griffith: Jack Shrives, Terry Wood, Fred Savage, Martin Graham, Vic Carroll, Jack Kloot
Griffith: Geoff Willis (c-c), Jack Taylor, Fred Clarke, Vic Carroll, Keith Thompson, Jack Shrives, Bill Jones, Terry Wood, Jim Parker, Bernell Parslow, Eric Geddes, Leo Charles, Martin Graham, Fred Savage, Ted Feltwell, Brian Higgins, Jack Kloot, Kevin Tyndall, Clive Lane

Other matches - Coolamon 8.12 (60) def Leeton 37, Matong 6.5 (41) def by Narrandera 14.9 (93).
Reserves LDFL R12 (Sat): Whitton 0.1 (1) def by Griffith 10.13 (73)

SWDFL Round 12 - Sunday July 25, 1948 at Griffith Showground
Griffith ........ 23.26 (154)
Matong ...... 10.6 (66)

Goals: Griffith: Lionel Crump 5, Brian Higgins 5, Fred Clarke 4, Jack Shrives 3, Ted Feltwell 2, Clive Lane 2, Geoff Willis, Jack Kloot
Best players: Griffith: Team effort
Griffith: Geoff Willis (c-c), Jack Taylor, Fred Clarke, Vic Carroll, Keith Thompson, Jack Shrives, Bill Jones, Terry Wood, Jim Parker, Bernell Parslow, Eric Geddes, Leo Charles, Martin Graham, Fred Savage, Ted Feltwell, Brian Higgins, Jack Kloot, Noel Tyndall, Kevin Tyndall, Clive Lane, Lionel Crump 

Other matches - Leeton 2.5 (17) def by Whitton 15.14 (104), Narrandera 17.15 (117) def Coolamon 7.5 (47).
Reserves LDFL R13 (Sat): Griffith, bye.

SWDFL Round 13 - Sunday August 1, 1948 at Kindra Park
Coolamon ..... 8.7 (55)
Griffith .......... 15.20 (110)

Goals: Coolamon: Les Gould 3, John Butler 2, Keith Crocker 2. 
Griffith: Brian Higgins 8, Clive Lane 4, Jack Kloot 2, Lionel Crump
Best players: Coolamon: Dudley Smith, Bernie Bartholomew, Jack English, Hector Eyles, Frank Williamson
Griffith: E Geddes, K Thompson, B Higgins, V Carroll, C Lane
Griffith: Geoff Willis (capt), Jack Taylor, Fred Clarke, Vic Carroll, Keith Thompson, Jack Shrives, Bill Jones, Terry Wood, Lionel Crump, Jim Parker, Bernell Parslow, Eric Geddes, Leo Charles, Martin Graham, Fred Savage, Ted Feltwell, Brian Higgins, Jack Kloot, Noel Tyndall, Kevin Tyndall, Clive Lane, Jack Collins

Other matches - Matong 4.14 (38) def by Whitton 10.13 (73), Narrandera 16.20 (116) def Leeton 3.6 (24).
Reserves LDFL R14 (Sat): Grong Grong 10.11 (71) d Griffith 5.14